Title

Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Rural Public Transportation

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

land use - impacts, place - rural

Keywords

case studies, economic impacts, rural transit, United States

Abstract

Almost 1,200 public transportation systems now exist in rural communities across the United States and receive Federal funding. Many of these systems have been in operation since the 1970s and 1980s, but their economic impacts have seldom been quantified. This report examines the economic impacts of selected rural public transportation services at the local level through case studies, and it estimates the national economic impact of rural public transportation on an average annual per county basis. This report will be of interest to state and local transportation planners, analysts, and decisionmakers to assist them in matters pertaining to the introduction and expansion of public transportation services in rural areas.

Rights

Permission to link to report given by TRB.

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